Premiered at the Sundance festival in 2018 and formerly titled as high wire act Beirut is a political thriller. A former U.S diplomat is called back and is asked to join so that he can save his colleague from a group, which is responsible (possibly) for his own family’s death. A CIA Agent meanwhile is given a task to keep him (Mason) alive and to make sure that the mission is a success. This film has faced a lot of criticism, for not featuring and actors from Lebanon and for not filming any scenes in Lebanon. The trailer of this film has also faced a lot of criticism, the trailer has a closing line which gives a confusing misinterpretation of the history of Beirut “2,000 years of revenge, vendetta, and murder… welcome to Beirut” the trailer also portrays dehumanization of Arabs and Muslims. This film is produced by Ted Field, Tony Gilroy, Monica Levinson , Shivani Rawat and Mike Weber and directed by Brad Anderson. The main cast of the movie is Rosamund Pike Dean Norris Shea Whigham Larry Pine, Jon Hamm and this movie is set to be released on April 11th, 2018.
Based on a novel by Antonio di Benedetto (1956) of the same name Zama is drama on Argentine Period.
This Movie was Premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival the Argentine Academy Of Cinematography Of Arts And Sciences has Shortlisted this movie as a National Entry for best Foreign Language. Zama was also screened at Toronto International Film Festival in the year of 2017 The movie is on colonial Spanish Empireand is stationed at Paraguay during the 18th century, he is waiting for promotion (long awaited) and his transfer to Buenos Aires.
Upon its release Argentine Press awarded Zama with universal acclaim. The movie is written and directed by Lucrecia Martel, the cinematography is by Rui Pocas. The cast of the movie is Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín
Daniel plays the role of Zama, Lola Duenas plays the role of Luciana Pinares de Luenga, Matheus Nachtergaele as Vicuna Porto and Juan Minujin plays the role of Ventura Prieto. The movie’s running time is 115 minutes and the movie was shot in Argentina.
The movie is about the trials and tribulations of a divorce, Kyra Johnson. She is in her middle ages. When her marriage falls apart, she shifts into her mother’s apartment. She is emotionally drained and jobless .she struggles to find a suitable job but her efforts don’t yield.
To add to it, her mother is ailing. Her condition keeps on deteriorating as time passes by. Her life is reduced to a series of struggles at financial and emotional levels. She fights day in and day out, completely exhausted, but somehow gathering herself up again and again, but life turns upside down when her mother leaves for her final destination. She finds it hard to come out of the melancholy. Love shines in her life in the form of a gentle, suave neighbor whose life is not very different from hers. His presence in her life though doesn’t
Allay her pains. The rest of the film is a journey of her desperate attempts to fix her life, and clutch tightly onto whatever remains.
The film has been produced by David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon,Rhea Scott. The direction part has been handled by Andrew Dosunmu. The story is by Andrew Dosunmu and Darci Picoult. It has been written by Darci Picoult. A sterling performance by Michelle Pfeifer is the highlight of the film. Kiefer Sutherland blows life into the character of a neighbor who becomes Kyra’s love interest.
The audience can watch it from April 6, 2018, in New York. Other major cities will follow suit.
Where is Kyra? (2017)
Director and writer Leena Pendharkar surely hits everyone in the face with her extraordinary romantic film ‘20 Weeks’. Inspired by a true story, ‘20 Weeks’ follows a couple that learns about their baby’s serious illness at the 20-week scan. Maya (Anna Margaret Hollyman) and Ronan (Amir Arison) are deeply in love and as an expecting couple, they can’t wait to expand their family in a few months to come. As their dream for parenthood stands still, the couple must face the challenge that threatens their future. Can they move ahead with the pregnancy or?. ‘20 Weeks’ literally depicts the Leena Pendharkar’s life experience as their own tale formed a basis for the film. The film comes as a test for both medical practitioners and couples as any choice seems to have an impact on their lives. The film is a project of Meritage Pictures/Spicy Mango Productions and had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017. The incredible film comes after Leena’s ‘Raspberry Magic’, which was the director’s debut feature film.
20 Weeks (2017)
Directed by Daniel Roebuck, Getting Grace is a comedy-drama movie revolving around Grace who is a 16-year-old spunky teenager who is dying of terminal cancer decides to make her own funeral arrangements, she makes a plan to make her death affect all of the people around her in a positive and unexpected way. Bill Jankowski is a little awkward ; she ends up teaching him the celebration called life. Actor Daniel Roebuck decided to choose this heartwarming celebration of life as his first feature directed film. Even though the story revolves around cancer and death and is set in the world of death like funeral homes and cancer. The story is actually about living every day to the fullest. The story is written by Jeff Lewis and Daniel Roebuck; The main actress is Madelyn Dundon who plays the role of Grace and Getting Grace is her first movie. The production Studio of this movie is Hannover House. And the Lead stars are Madelyn Dundon as Grace, Daniel Roebuck as Bill Jankowski Marsha Dietlein as Venus and Duane Whitaker as Reverend Osburn. The movie is set to release on March 23rd, 2018 in The United States of America.
Getting Grace (2017)
Screened at the uncertain regard at Cannes film festival in 2017 Beauty And The Dogs is Directed by Tunisian Female Director Kaouther Ben, The story of Beauty and the Dogs revolves around a girl who gets Raped by Several policemen. This movie is a Kouther’s jump from documentaries to Film and she chooses to make a film which is a controversial true story. The lead character of this film is Mariam (Mariam Al Ferjani) who is single and is a university student, she is attending a university party which she has helped organized, there she meets a handsome guy named Youssef (Ghanem Zrelli). The second scene starts with a Blackout and we see Miriam in distressed condition her hair is unkempt and her eyeliner is smeared across her face and we see that Youssef and Mirriam are running away from something and later on after a police van passes them we come to know that between the first shot and the second shot Mirriam is raped by few policemen. Then the police are more interested in saving their men. The movie centralizes on the issues faced by women in Tunisia.
Beauty and The Dogs (2017)
Directed and Written by Michael Mason, third in the series of God’s Not Dead this movie is an upcoming Christian drama An upcoming Christian Drama.The first film was made in 2014 its sequel in 2016.The cast of the movie is David A.R White, John Corbett Shane Harper, Benjamin Onyango, Ted McGinley, Jennifer Taylor, Tatum O’Neil, Shwayze and Cissy Houston.
Pastor Daves is the president of the school after a Battle Line is quickly drawn between the community and the church as Dave tries to prompt the officials of the adjoining university to try and kick off the campus of his congregation. He is faced with a legal battle which results from him seeking help from his estranged brother who is an atheist but a big city lawyer in the fight to build the church again. The movie is directed by Michael Mason produced by David A.R. White, Elizabeth Hatcher Travis Alysoun Wolfe Brittany Lefebvre Michael Scott and the production company is Pure Flix. The movie is set to be released on March 30th, 2018 in the USA.
God’s Not Dead A Light in Darkness (2018)
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) is a film, set in Martinez Prison in Rome. It depicts the story of Paul, who is infamous for persecuting Christians as fate would have it, he himself converts to Christianity. This is when the tables turn, and the whip is cracked on him as well. Now he is the persecuted His days are spent awaiting his imminent execution. His battle is both internal and external-he survives stoning, pangs of hunger and thirst, shipwreck, flogging, exposure to cold and starvation, all while waiting for the date with death. The misdeeds of the past haunt follow him like a shadow. He wonders if he will be forgiven for his sins. His friend, physician Luke visits him and the two men battle the shadow of death following him and decide to spread the message of Christianity to the world. The dramatic film is written as well as directed by Andrew Hyatt. The star cast includes James Faulkner as Saint Paul and Jim Caviezel as Saint Luke. Produced by Affirm Films, the film is slated to be released on March 23, 2018.
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Based on a novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman “Disobedience” unveils a tale of a forbidden romance. Decades back, a young lady On her arrival, the strong passion between the two reignites as they explore the edges of sexuality and faith. Starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz in the lead roles, the film received positive critics, mainly appreciating the outstanding performances of the two actresses. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017. With a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio, Disobedience also comes as his English-language film debut. Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz depict a strong bond and a rare attraction which certainly takes the film to another level. Initially, the director of “A Fantastic Woman” which is an Academy Award-winning movie was perplexed about the two actresses’ bond for the film. The director recalls watching the two have a chat in a restaurant, noting that it was a milestone. He didn’t expect the two to have any chemistry, but it worked out at last than earlier believed. Matthew Herbert composed the film’s score in 2017.
Based on a true story, ‘Backstabbing for Beginners’ is another description of drama and mystery. The captivating film unravels the tale and a critical period when a UN employee uncovers a dangerous conspiracy. How must he handle the situation without bursting the unbelievable? The film is based on the memoirs of Michael Soussan of the same name and also reveals real life a scandal. Initially, Josh Hutcherson was set to play the lead role, but when Per Fly, the director of the film informed him about the filming locations (Jordan and Morocco) that involve higher risks, he dropped his role. Theo James was then cast in Josh Hutcherson’s place. The film also stars Jacqueline Bisset, a French NGO activist concerned with food aid matters, whereas Ben Kingsley stars as a seasoned diplomat and Michael’s boss.
A24 attained the film’s rights, whereas Lars Knudsen, Nikolaj Vibe Michelsen, Jay Van Hoy, and Malene Blenko are the producers. It is currently one of the most anticipated political thriller intended to be released this year.
Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
From the Game of Thrones series to 2017’s “Josie”, Sophie Turner rolls back in action with her incredible breakout role in the thriller film. Josie centers on a young lady called Josie (Sophie Turner), whose arrival changes the entire Southern town. However, Josie’s relationship with Hank raises eyebrows thereby becoming the hot topic of the small town and it is not long that the exact intentions of this new girl and her dark past are publicized. Josie’s script was featured on the 2014 Blacklist, a fans’ favorite of the year. The film was also selected as the opening night film for the inaugural Mammoth Film Festival and was earlier titled “Huntsville”. Anya Taylor-Joy and Shea Whigham were both set to star in the leading roles before being replaced by Sophie Turner and Dylan McDermott respectively. Luisa Iskin, Johnny Wunder, Jeff Kalligheri, and Kevin Matusow are Josie’s producers credited for Sophie Turner’s new career after her common Sansa role in the Game of Thrones series. Sophie also posted her Josie pictures on Instagram last year.
Journey’s End is an adaptation of R. C. Sherriff’s play of the same name. With numerous adaptations, this remains as the excellent adaption ever as it utilizes significant power to depict real-life experiences in the dugouts of World War One. As the German march forward, war officers Osborne, Trotter, and Hibbert together with their cook use food plus the memories of their lives to forget the war experiences for some time. On the other hand, Stanhope uses whiskey to camouflage the terrible trauma. Meanwhile, a young officer Raleigh (Butterfield) arrives out of training extremely thrilled with his first assignment. To add to that, Raleigh is also excited to serve under Stanhope, who happens to be his former schoolhouse monitor and a source of affection for his sister. The film generally had a positive reception with Sam Claflin’s performance a major source of praise. With the film’s distinctions and comparatively polite conversational modes, Todd McCarthy praised the film for depicting the exact nature of the British army back in the days. The film was screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Journey’s End (2017)
Created by Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, NBC’s American musical drama TV series is based on “Drama High”, a book by Michael Sokolove. “Rise” is perhaps the intensely emotional drama series starring Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli in the leading role. His role is based on a real-life teacher- Lou Volpe.
In “Rise”, High school drama department and the college students is triggered by a passionate teacher and a fatherly man whose dedication to the new programmer jolts and harmonizes the entire town.
The series was ordered alongside “The Brave” in May 2017 by NBC. It stars;
- Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli
- Auli’i Cravalho as Lillette Suarez
- Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe
- Shirley Rumierk as Vanessa Suarez
- Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders
- Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne
- Rarmian Newton as Maashous Evers
- Joe Tippett as Coach Doug Strickland
- Taylor Richardson as Kaitlin Mazzuchelli
- Marley Shelton as Gail Mazzuchelli
- Casey Johnson as Gordy Mazzuchelli
- Stephanie J. Block as Patricia Saunders
- Diallo Riddle as Andy Kranepool
- Shannon Purser as Annabelle
Rise TV Show (2018)
College is a critical phase in everyone’s life, well in case one happens to reach there. With delicacy, warmth, and humor, “Love Simon” depicts a rare, yet a life-relating story. As most college students happen to have witnessed the breathtaking moments of kissing on TV, some end up experiencing the actual event in college. But what about Simon (Nick Robinson)? The 17-year-old’s love story is generally complicated than anyone could imagine. As he resolving the matters around him, everything only proves to be hilarious, scary and life-challenging. The film is based on a novel known as “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. Having watched the earlier cut of the film, the author praised the film, stating that the film is relevant, timeless, interesting, romantic, yet a painful one. Well, judging from the tale depicted in the film, the film is expected to receive mixed reactions, though it’s rating is already high. The film comes with a soundtrack, with various songs by Troye Sivan, Bleachers, Amy Shark, Brenton Wood, Jackson 5, and The 1975.
Love, Simon (2018)
Did you know that “I Can Only Imagine” is a timeless gospel hit with a grand meaning? MercyMe and other several artists have worked on the same track, but each vocal only pierces through your heart with the touching lyrics. The film “I Can Only Imagine” brings to light the untold story behind the band MercyMe’s double platinum song I Can Only Imagine (song). Such facts inspired and led to the development of a worldwide gospel hit that still touches millions around the world. The film unwraps the actual power of forgiveness. While talking to the media, actor Dennis Quaid, who acts as Arthur in the film explained how he was captivated by the film’s redemptive element, much as he wasn’t familiar with the song before. The film also stars Priscilla Shirer, a motivational speaker, a Christian evangelist, and actress, who also starred in “War Room” (2015). I Can Only Imagine also stars J. Michael Finley, his first movie role, whereas this is Dusty Johnson’s first extra role. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are behind the film.
I Can Only Imagine (2018)
The story of ‘7 Seven Days in Entebbe’ has been told in various ways through movies and books. However, most movies lack most of the facts that have been included in this year’s film. The upcoming thriller film takes us back to the era of 1976 where two Palestinian and two German terrorists hijack Air France Flight 139 from Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris, France via Athens, Greece. At least 53 Palestinian and Pro-Palestinian militants were on board, 40 of them being prisoners in Israel. As panic filled the Israel government, methods to combat the situation failed and the only option remained to encounter the enemy. A rescue operation led by IDF commandos was conducted for the event that still remains as the daring and audacious rescue mission in history.
The film was presented at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. It is based on real events that occurred in 1976. Actors Daniel Bruhl and Denis Ménochet appeared in Inglourious Basterds (2009). Movies that illustrate this historical event include Operation Thunderbolt (1977), Raid on Entebbe (1976), and Victory at Entebbe (1976).
7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Chris (Jay Duplass), a 38-year-old has been granted early parole after serving twenty years in prison for the crime he never did; maybe because he was found in the wrong place and at a wrong time. Carol (Edie Falco) his former high-school teacher has worked tirelessly to see Chris out and finally, it has happened. As Chris begins a new life, he is challenged by the new and modern world as an ex-con and a guy with an estranged relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz). Well, most of his former friends have moved on, now having better careers and families to handle. Manning up, As that prevails, Carol’s daughter Hildy (Kaitlyn Dever) befriends Chris finding a family-like relation with him. Jay Duplass and Lynn Shelton’s film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. The film has received favorable critics, most of which praise Lynn Shelton’s role. The drama, yet suspenseful film currently leaves us with numerous questions as to what happens next in the awkward relationship depicted.
Outside In (2017)
Lean on Pete isn’t a calm film as the title may depict, but it is more interesting than you can imagine. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) is a fifteen-year-old boy whose life lacks stability. He needs a real home, nice food on the table, and a good high school to attend, but that is totally a dream as he lives with a single father who also works in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest. Together, they move to Portland, Oregon in the name of finding a better life. There, Charley takes up an odd job “summer job” with a washed-up horse trainer. Charley also gets to befriend a failing racehorse called Lean on Pete. Lean on Pete is director Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel of the same name. The film was screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival’s main competition where actor Charlie Plummer won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. With an incredible cast led by the Vikings star Travis Fimmel, Andrew Haigh’s film remains an artistic film and also one with a deep meaning.
Lean on Pete (2017)
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony unravels the battle of the once faithful wife named Melinda (Taraji P. Henson). Melinda, who has been married to her husband Robert (Lyriq Bent) and fully committed to their relationship falls into shock when she learns that her husband has been living a double life. Taraji P. Henson is an icon in the Hollywood industry enlarging the influence of Black women. She has been commonly involved in defending women and empowering them for better roles and identification. The Empire star has now bounced back into action with Tyler Perry, the man behind “For Colored Girls”. Acrimony comes as Tyler’s second R rated film after “For Colored Girls” (2010). He writes and directs the film scheduled to be released this month. The Acrimony’s poster depicts four words- “Hell Hath No Fury”, a line that got us thinking about the film’s simplicity, but that’s the opposite. The beautiful, talented, and young lady will erode you from your seat in the blink of an eye. The author and actor is currently working on Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, and Proud Mary.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (2018)
“I Kill Giants” is a unique and outstanding film with a better version of strange events and Pan’s Labyrinth. The film’s poster has also got us thinking about another version of Harry Potter, well, this is the plot.
Barbara Thorson is a strange creature, though loving and sometimes smiley. She is fond of wearing a Norse Warhammer, either at school, home or playground. Barbara has another picture of her life, Apart from being a sweetly imaginative tale, the film will also move you into tears, certainly at the end of the film. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and it attained a positive reception. The film is based on the famous “Man of Action graphic” a novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. Zoe Saldana’s role as Mrs. Mollé was initially expected to be portrayed by Halle Berry as her debut would increase the film’s success.
Chris Columbus known for Harry Potter series produces the film alongside various notable Hollywood producers. 2018 is expected to a wonderful year for Zoe Saldana as she is filming Avatar’s sequel.
I Kill Giants (2018)
Ismaël Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric) makes films and is about to finalize one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Ismaël is also working on the project with Bloom, his superior and father-in-law. Ismaël has got his own past and now lives to enjoy the present with his new wife Sylvia. Back then, he was first married to Carlotta, who later passed away. Director Arnaud Desplechin incorporates various story elements into one box, showcasing drama, comedy, and mystery. Desplechin’s films have always illustrated a different version of film aspects with “A Christmas Tale” as a vivid example. Ismael’s Ghosts premiered 2017’s Cannes Film Festival and it was also an opening film. Charlotte Gainsbourg, who stars in the film as Sylvia managed to win a Cannes Award for best actress for her role in Antichrist. Ismael’s Ghosts is director Arnaud Desplechin’s sixth collaboration with Mathieu Amalric. Surprisingly, the film collects various César winners “Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard, Mathieu Amalric, and Louis Garrel. Though holds a powerful cast, the film has an average rating. After From the Land of the Moon (2016), Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel are again reunited.
Ismael’s Ghosts (2017)
Thoroughbreds is director and writer Cory Finley’s directorial debut slated for the April release. Cory’s story introduces us to two childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) who reconnect in suburban Connecticut after numerous years of being apart. Currently, On the other hand, Amanda now possesses a sharp wit and her own kind of attitude. Initially, the pair can’t seem to get along, but are eventually bonded over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather. As time goes on, the two begin accommodating one another to the extent of developing an unlikely friendship. They, later on, solicit the help of a local hustler Tim (Anton Yelchin) with the main aim of ending their misery
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 and it is produced by Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Ted Deiker, and Ryan Stowell.
The film is Anton Yelchin’s final film after his death in June 2016 due to Blunt traumatic asphyxia. The film has received generally positive critics and has a fairly nice rating.
Director and writer Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s “Home Again” has got something to deliver and it is entirely enticing. Home Again is a tale of Alice Kinney (Reese Witherspoon), a daughter of the late film director John Kinney. Alice has just clocked 40, but the bad news is that she has also just separated from her husband Austen (Michael Sheen), who still stays in New York as a music producer. For Alice, she has decided to settle in Los Angeles with her two daughters, Isabel and Rosie, near her mother, Lillian. They are aspiring filmmakers and definitely have a vivid foundation after their short film presented at a film festival received a positive acclaim. When these three request to move in with Alice, they become a significant part of Alice’s life, but things might just be stirred up as Austen shows up on Alice’s door with a briefcase.
Home Again (2017)
Plot Summary- A mere surgeon, Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) only lives to witness the consequences of his city’s violence in a hospital ward. Well, providing the best medical attention and care to the victims is all that he seems best at. This prevails until a sudden attack on his wife Lucy Kersey (Elisabeth Shue), and his teenage daughter Jordan Kersey (Camila Morrone) in their suburban home. Meanwhile, the police is overloaded with crimes yet Paul desires justice for his family. As the media is filled with the ever-surprising news of the attacks on the criminals, the public is left to wonder about the only guardian angel that is, at last, bringing peace to the city. However, Dr. Paul could be taking a wrong turn against the oath he swore as a doctor.
The film comes as a remake to the 1974 film of the same name and it is based on Brian Garfield novel of 1972. Several powerful Hollywood’s actors had been considered for the role of Dr. Paul, but Bruce Willis was preferred at last. It is intended to be distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).